Journal Title: بهار 95
Article title: Relationship between Depression and Psychological Well-being Perception in Women with Breast Cancer
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Introduction & Objective: Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, and Iranian women a decade earlier than their counterparts in developed countries are affected. This cancer has psychologically effects, including depression. Although coping with cancer is very difficult, but as research shows it is largely dependent on psychological and medical aspects of the disease and the patient's position. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between depression and psychological well-being perception in women with breast cancer.
Materials & Methods: This is a correlation study and the population included women with breast cancer at the Cancer Institute of Imam Khomeini Hospital and Jahad Daneshgahi institute who were treated over the years was 2015-2016. The sample consisted of 160 married women diagnosed with breast cancer and cases were in access sample. Data collected with Depression Inventory (Beck, 1972); Psychological Well-Being Scale (Reef 1989) and illness perception questionnaire (IPQ-R). 18 SPSS software and statistical methods such as mean, standard deviation and correlation coefficients were used to evaluate data and indicators.
Results: The study hypotheses were tested by multivariate regression analysis, since the criterion variables (perceived illness) were formed of three positive aspects (clear understanding of the disease, personal control and disease control) , then six hypotheses in three steps were planned and in each step a level of criterion variables (perceived illness) was predicted. All three levels and each of 6 hypothesis significantly predicted relationship between psychological well-being variables and perception of the disease (P
Breast Cancer, Disease Perception, Depression, Psychological Well-Being
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